| AutoNation, through its subsidiaries, is an automotive retailer. Co. provides a range of automotive products and services, including new vehicles, used vehicles, parts and service, which includes automotive repair and maintenance services as well as wholesale parts and collision businesses, and automotive finance and insurance products, which include vehicle service and other protection products, as well as the arranging of financing for vehicle purchases through third-party finance sources. Co. owns and operates new vehicle franchises from stores located in the U.S., mainly in metropolitan markets in the Sunbelt region. Co.'s reportable segments are: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. We show 47 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our AN shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute AN market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing AN market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing AN's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of AN versus a peer is one thing; comparing
AN market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like AN can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AN by allowing them to research the AN market cap history.